Based on the 1980’s classic TV series written by Lynda La Plante, Widows is set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, where four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Director McQueen has assembled an excellent cast for this homage to the original series. Ann Mitchell who played the original lead Dolly Rawlins (here renamed Veronica) evens scores a little cameo.
UK – USA / Twentieth Century Fox – Regency – See Saw / 128 minutes / 2018
Writers:Gillian Flynn, Lynda La Plante, Steve McQueen,
Viola Davis as Veronica Rawlins
Elizabeth Debicki as Alice
Michelle Rodriguez as Linda
Colin Farrell as Jack Mulligan
Kevin J. O’Connor as Bobby Welsh
Cynthia Erivo as Belle
Brian Tyree Henry
Molly Kunz as Siobhan
Lizzy Leigh as Chamber of Commerce Gala Representative
Daniel Craig Baker as Aide to Jack Mulligan
Coburn Goss as Jimmy Nunn
Clare Cooney as Alice’s Friend
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